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Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Meet ‘Spot’ and ‘Pepper’: Baseball’s robot fans

Say hello to “Spot” and “Pepper.” They’re big baseball fans who never stop moving and never get tired of singing for the Fukuoko SoftBank Hawks. But these are baseball fans with a difference — they’re robots. Professional baseball returned to Japan on June 19, though coronavirus restrictions prevented fans from attending. So the Hawks came…MORE

States struggle with reopening of schools

States struggle with reopening of schools

The nation’s schools have been in an upheaval since the pandemic began. And now, amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, states are revisiting contingency plans to safely reopen them. Several governors are taking sides in the debate between the push for attendance and the hesitation to gather kids before it’s safe. The US Centers for…MORE

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

If you’ve been in contact with your state lawmaker in Mississippi, you may want to get a coronavirus test. About one in six state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Thomas Dobbs of the Mississippi Health Department. For weeks, politicians flouted mask recommendations inside the state Capitol. Twenty-six state legislators have…MORE

A memorial to firefighters killed in 9/11 was vandalized in a New York village

A memorial to firefighters killed in 9/11 was vandalized in a New York village

A memorial dedicated to five firefighters who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has been vandalized in a New York village. A flagpole at the 9/11 memorial in Washingtonville, a bit over an hour away from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, was “intentionally damaged,” Washingtonville police said this week. The flagpole appeared…MORE

Naya Rivera disappearance: What we know

Naya Rivera disappearance: What we know

The search for the body of “Glee” actress Naya Rivera is set to resume Friday after she went missing from a lake in Southern California. Authorities have said Rivera, 33, is presumed dead following a boat ride she took Wednesday with her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey. Here’s what we know so far: The outing…MORE

Eminem slams people who refuse to wear masks in new song with Kid Cudi

Eminem slams people who refuse to wear masks in new song with Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi and Eminem released their first collaboration on Friday titled “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady.” The song touches on a number of topics, from people refusing to wear masks to police brutality. The pair released an animated video of the new track, which features Kid Cudi and Eminem as what appears…MORE

Katy Perry, Kane Brown and Summer Walker new music highlights

Katy Perry, Kane Brown and Summer Walker new music highlights

The late Juice WRLD isn’t the only one with new music out on Friday. Katy Perry, Kane Brown and Summer Walker also have dropped new tunes in time for the weekend. Katy Perry – “Smile” The pop star is offering us some much needed hope with her new single. “Smile” is the the title track…MORE